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Energy Independence: Still a Long, Tough Slog
Posted on 14 Apr 2010 by johnlwatkins

By John L. Watkins, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP Last week, I attended an event on bioenergy sponsored by the German American Chamber of Commerce. The featured speaker was Mr. Jörg Mayer, the Managing Director of the Renewable Energies Agency... Read More

Alternative Fuels Industry Still Waiting for Tax Extenders Reconciliation
Posted on 24 Mar 2010 by Jonathan Wilson

After the House and Senate passed bills including an extension of the alternative fuel mixture and biodiesel tax credit program , alternative fuel producers assumed that Congress would act quickly to put the legislation into a form that could be signed... Read More

Extension of Liquid Fuel Tax Credits Still Not Resolved
Posted on 30 Apr 2010 by Jonathan Wilson

Both the Senate and the House have passed bills that would extend for one year the $1-per-gallon tax credit for alternative biofuels and biodiesel but the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Representative Sander Levin (D-MI), said recently... Read More

Senate Expected to Vote on Biodiesel and Alternative Fuel Tax Credit Extensions this Week
Posted on 8 Mar 2010 by Jonathan Wilson

On Friday, March 5, 2010, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D. NV) filed a motion for cloture on H.R. 4213 , the House tax extenders bill, which includes an extension of the biodiesel tax credit and alternative fuel mixture tax credit programs through... Read More

House Passes Tax Extenders Bill: Biodiesel and Fuel Mixture Credit Extensions Included
Posted on 1 Jun 2010 by Jonathan Wilson

The House on Friday by a narrow margin passed H.R. 4213, extending various unemployment benefits and stimulus programs along with a basket of tax credits that included the biodiesel tax credit and the alternative fuel mixture credit . (House Committee... Read More

Alternative Fuel Producers Push for 30% Investment Tax Credit
Posted on 15 Mar 2010 by Jonathan Wilson

Blue Fire Ethanol and a consortium of 31 other alternative fuel producers have sent a letter to Congress asking for a 30% investment tax credit for biofuels. While alternative fuel producers were encouraged by last week's passage of extenders legislation... Read More